We are thrilled to be returning to San Diego Comic Con to present two new panels: Star Trek: Where Lawyers Boldly Go and Jimmy Olsen Asks the Tough Questions on Kryptonian Justice! Both panels will be on Thursday, July 21st.
We are honored to have California Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar join our Star Trek panel. Paul Grewal, former Federal Magistrate Judge, now Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Litigation for Facebook, is joining the away team again to boldly explore the topic legal issues from Star Trek.
We will celebrate the first season of Supergirl with Jimmy Olsen Asks the Tough Questions on Kryptonian Justice. My brother Gabriel Diani, from the parody blog the Rubber Report, will moderate our panel attorneys as the Golden Age Jimmy Olsen. We’ll answer “Jimmy’s” tough questions, such as whether the Phantom Zone is Cruel and Unusual Punishment.
We are honored that our SDCC panels have out-of-this-world legal star-power. Check out the full descriptions below and join us on Thursday, July 21, 2016:
2:30-3:30 p.m. Star Trek: Where Lawyers Boldly Go
California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, former judge Paul Grewal (now vice president and general counsel of litigation for Facebook) and attorneys Neel Chatterjee (lead trial counsel for Facebook in the lawsuit depicted in the film The Social Network), Joshua Gilliland (The Legal Geeks), Jessica Mederson (The Legal Geeks), Christine Peek, and Megan Hitchcock will boldly go across the top legal issues in Star Trek. This panel will focus on specific episodes from all of the Star Trek series that highlight the best legal issues, from positively showing women in the practice of law to civil rights, trial advocacy, and due process. Room 24ABC
8:00-9:00 p.m. Jimmy Olsen Asks the Tough Questions on Kryptonian Justice
Superman’s best pal Jimmy Olsen from the parody blog Rubber Report asks the hard questions about the Supergirl series and Golden Age comics. Just what is Supergirl’s duty to rescue those in National City? Who is financially responsible for property damage in battles with supervillains? Join this panel moderated by Gabe Diani and attorneys Joshua Gilliland (The Legal Geeks), Jessica Mederson (The Legal Geeks), Jordon Huppert, Roger Quiles, Crystal Swanson, and Cynthia Kitchen as they answer Jimmy Olsen’s tough questions and more from Supergirl. Room 23ABC
Our question for all of our fans, what is your favorite episode of Star Trek? Your Ship? Your favorite series? Share your answer below and we will post the results during San Diego Comic Con.